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1 Introduction to Engineering Lab 2 – 1 Assembling the Conveyor/Sorter Agenda Goal of todays lab. Storing your teams conveyor/sorter. Tool kits. Safety. Assignment.
Lab 2 Goal Assemble the complete conveyor belt.
Storing conveyor/sorter Storage space constraints All materials must fit inside a storage bin 12 high, 18 deep, 12 wide. Storage space location and labeling. Must remove the sorter for storage
Tool Kits One kit per table. Tools in each kit labeled. Contents of each kit listed. Inventory kit at beginning and end of lab. Report any missing tools to the instructor immediately.
Safety Review No dangling jewelry or loose clothes. Close-toed shoes. Be careful with sharp corners. Recall location of phone and first-aid kit. ALL Report ALL injuries.
Conveyor Parts List 2 36 angle iron 3 17 angle iron 1 20 angle iron 2 10 angle iron 13 nuts and bolts 2 rollers 1 Plexiglas pulley 1 o-ring 1 motor 1 canvas belt 1 steel sheet 1 trim angle iron
Conveyor Assembly Steps Inventory parts Assemble frame Preliminary truing Finish frame Finish assembly Test and true
Frame Assembly Lay out side rails using roller for spacing Attach cross (17) piece at second wide holes Tighten nuts finger tight
Frame Assembly Attach cross (20) piece at fourth side holes, as shown Tighten nuts finger tight
Preliminary Truing Measure diagonally from axle to axle (see next slide) Adjust frame alignment until the diagonal measurements are the same Fully tighten nuts and bolts, taking care not to disturb frame alignment
Finish Frame Attach diagonal braces (17) Attach feet and adjust for maximum height Fully tighten all nuts and bolts
Finish Conveyor Slide belt over pulleys Attach rollers, o-ring and belt
Finish Conveyor Attach motor
Finish Conveyor Insert belt support sheet
Test and True Test belt If necessary, attach trim piece Widening the roller separation on one side tends to make the belt move away
Lab 2 Report Complete assembly of conveyor belt. Test and adjust the conveyor Observe the behavior of the test objects Disassemble the conveyor Prepare written report following format in Project Description. Remember – a person not on your team should be able to build your system from the sketches in your report.